[INFOGRAPHIE] Une visualisation de l’histoire de la philosophie. | Philovideo.com Voici une visualisation de l’histoire de la philosophie du point de vue des relations entre les philosophes. Cette carte heuristique a été conçue en deux étapes. La première consiste en l’extraction de la rubrique « Influenced by » de la page Wikipedia (anglais) de chacun des philosophes. La deuxième en l’élaboration d’un réseau et de la représentation visuelle grâce au logiciel Gephi. Bien que cette initiative soit intéressante, nous pouvons y regretter deux choses. Toutefois, une tentative analogue s’appuyant sur une base de données plus crédible, par exemple celle du Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ou des Presses Universitaires de France, pourrait corriger ces deux lacunes et s’avérer utile à l’intelligence de l’histoire de la philosophie. source: Drunks&Lampposts Like this: J'aime chargement…
Britain vs. America in Minimalist Vintage Infographics by Maria Popova A time-capsule of mid-century cultural contrasts. ISOTYPE, the vintage visual language pioneered by Austrian sociologist, philosopher and curator Otto Neurath and his wife Marie in the 1930s, shaped modern information graphics and visual storytelling. America and Britain: Three Volumes in One, also known as Only an Ocean Between, is a wonderful 1946 out-of-print book by P. Sargant Florence and Lella Secor Florence from the golden age of ISOTYPE, kindly digitized by Michael Stoll, presenting a series of minimalist infographics that compare and contrast various aspects of life in Britain and the United States, a-la Paris vs. New York. As a time-capsule of cultural change and technological progress, the infographics put present-day numbers in perspective, especially in the domains of telecommunication, media, and resource usage. For more on the history and legacy of ISOTYPE, see the excellent The Transformer: Principles of Making Isotype Charts. Share on Tumblr
172 unusual names for groups of animals Many species of animals, particularly those domesticated, have been given specific names for the male, the female, and the young of the species. There are a few generic terms, "bull-cow-calf", for instance, that are found across species, but many species have been granted unique names for these gender/age characteristics. It is thought that many of the bizarre words used for collective groupings of animals were first published in 1486 in the Book of St. Albans, in an essay on hunting attributed to a Dame Juliana Barnes. Many of the words are thought to be chosen simply for the humorous or poetic images they conjured up in her lively imagination. Story credit: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org Albatross come in groups called a rookery Alligators come in groups called a congregation Alpaca come in groups called a herd Antelope come in groups called a herd Apes come in groups called a shrewdness or troop Ants come in groups called a colony, army, swarm or nest
StatLib---Andrews & Herzberg Archive This area contains files of data for the book DATA by Andrews and Herzberg. The following is a list of the files available. Each entry contains a description of the tables in the book and the first and last 4 lines of the data. Table 1.1 Sepal Length and Width and Petal Length and Width in Centimetres of Iris setosa, Iris versicolor and Iris virginica (3200 bytes) Table 2.1 Heights of Zea Mays (424 bytes) Table 3.1 Annual Number of Lynx Trappings in the MacKenzie River District for the Period 1821 to 1934 (1678 bytes) Table 3.2 Number of Lynx Pelts and Unit Price Paid to the Hudson's Bay Company for the Years 1857-1911 (1303 bytes) Table 4.1 Number of Deaths by Horsekicks in the Prussian Army from 1875-1894 for 14 Corps (1030 bytes) Table 5.1 Yearly Yields of Grain and Straw for Eighteen Plots in Broadbalk, Rothamsted 1852-1924 (18798 bytes) Table 6.1 The Plan of the Wheat Field and the Yield of Grain and Straw of Five Hundred Wheat Plots (6644 bytes)
Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics The french touch of Network Sciences CHARTS: Newspapers Don't Care When Notable Women Die If a notable woman dies and a major national newspaper doesn't report it, did it actually happen? Big papers' lists of significant deaths in 2012 overwhelmingly feature men. The Washington Post put 18 women and 48 men on its list. On the other side of the country, the Los Angeles Times listed 36 women and 114 men. And lest you think this is some kind of freak 2012 phenomenon, the New York Times has consistently listed many more men than women over the last five years. So is the issue that notable women aren't dying—or that newspapers aren't reporting it? But legendary feminist activist Gloria Steinem says that doesn't tell the whole story. Here are some charts and graphs that illustrate the situation: This year, the New York Times put four female authors on its notable death list, and 14 artists and musicians: McDonald says that "were we to choose subjects based on demographics we’d be papering over the past, presenting a false picture."
National Security Study Memorandum 200 National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests (NSSM200) was completed on December 10, 1974 by the United States National Security Council under the direction of Henry Kissinger. It was adopted as official U.S. policy by President Gerald Ford in November 1975. It was originally classified, but was later declassified and obtained by researchers in the early 1990s. Findings The basic thesis of the memorandum was that population growth in the least developed countries (LDCs) is a concern to U.S. national security, because it would tend to risk civil unrest and political instability in countries that had a high potential for economic development. Named countries The report advocates the promotion of education and contraception and other population control measures, stating for instance that "No country has reduced its population growth without resorting to abortion". Key insights